Monday, September 2, 2013

Mother Loss: A List of Suggested Resources

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A daughter without her mother is a woman broken. It is a loss that turns to arthritis and settles deep into her bones. ~ Kristin Hannah

A colleague writes: I am looking to facilitate a support group for women whose mothers have died. I have a list of books and movies related to this subject, but it seems a little outdated. I was wondering if you had something a little more up-to-date or if you could give me a few books to pass along to the women who are attending the group.

My response: Here is the list of Mother Loss Resources I've compiled for your group ~ and I hope it helps:

Always Too Soon - Book and Website by Allison Gilbert

Becoming Myself: Living Life to the Fullest after Losing Your Parents - Book by Shari Butler, PhD

Does Grief End? Turning the Corner after Mother's Death - Open to Hope Article by Gemini Adams

For Millenials in Mourning, Grief Can Run Deep - MPR Radio Program

Goodbye, Mama - Book by Susan A. Lewis

Grieving a Parent's Death: A Different Goodbye for Millennials - Article by Sammy Caiola

Grieving the Death of a Mother - Book by Harold Ivan Smith

Helping Yourself Heal When a Parent Dies - Article by Alan Wolfelt, PhD

Healing the Adult Child's Grieving Heart: 100 Practical Ideas After Your Parent Dies - Book by Alan Wolfelt, PhD

How Do We Deal with the Empty Chair During the Holidays? - Article by Marty Tousley

How Millenials Mourn - Article by Emily Kaiser

In the Letting Go: Words to Heal the Heart On the Death of a Mother - Book by Jonathon Lazear

Lessons on Loss: What Two Sisters Have Learned From Losing Their Mother to Cancer...So Far - Article by Alexandra Detwiler and Andi Foster

Losing a Parent: Passage to a New Way of Living - Book and Website by Alexandra Kennedy

Mom's Memory Was My 'Something Blue' - Article by Marisa Renee Lee

Motherless Daughters - Website by Hope Edelman

Motherless Daughters: The Legacy of Loss - Book by Hope Edelman

Mother Loss: When Will The Crying Stop? - Article by Marty Tousley

Mother Loss Workbook: Healing Exercises for Daughters - Workbook by Diane Hambrook

Never the Same: Coming to Terms with the Death of a Parent - Book by Donna Schuurman

One Woman's Journey: Recovering from Grief - Book by Ruth Foreman

Parent Loss: Continuing Their Song - Article by Marty Tousley

Parents, Children, and The Grief in Between - Article by Sherry Russell

Something From Nothing: Getting Through My Grief - Article by Karen Wyatt, MD

Taking Time to Mourn a Mother's Death - Article by Marty Tousley

The Long Goodbye: A Memoir - Book by Meghan O'Rourke

The Loss That Is Forever: The Lifelong Impact of the Early Death of a Mother or Father - Book by Maxine Harris

The Orphaned Adult: Understanding and Coping with Grief and Change after the Death of Our Parents - Book by Alexander Levy

What Losing Your Mother Feels Like - Rachael Oakes-Ash

What to Do With Mother's Stuff? - New Old Age Article by Sara Davidson

When All That's Left of Me Is Love - Book by Linda Campanella

When I Lay Her Down to Sleep: Love Letters to a Dying Mother - Book by Ann Wright-Edwards

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